Rank Advancement and Procedures
Scouting offers a fun and challenging program in the great outdoors. Scouts have fun with their friends at meetings and on trips, and have a blast doing some awesome outdoor activities like climbing, rafting, caving, backpacking, canoeing and more. Scouts are learning to be responsible for themselves and for others. They are learning how to plan, lead and organize an activity or trip. They are learning how to teach others. They are learning how to serve others and their community. They are learning leadership skills and have lots of opportunities to try their hand at leading others. Scouting offers these opportunities for personal growth and confidence building like no other program.
Advancement in scouting is a by-product of being an active scout. An active scout that attends Tuesday meetings and trips will learn new scouting skills and will naturally complete requirements for rank advancement. Some scouts attend every activity and advance more quickly. Some scouts attend sporadically due to school, sports, or family conflicts and will advance more slowly. Either way is great.
T58 Advancement Resources
Significance of Eagle
On February 1, 2019 The Boy Scouts of American changed the name of their program from Boy Scouts to Scouts BSA. The program remains unchanged. For the first time in the over 100 plus year history of female scouts will be able to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
The rank of Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as a scout enters higher education, business or industry, and community service. The award is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Not every scout who joins a Scouts BSA troop will earn the Eagle Scout rank; only about 5 percent of all Scouts do so. This represents more than 1 million Scouts who have earned the rank since 1911. Nevertheless, the goals of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness—remain important for all Scouts, whether or not they attain the Eagle Scout rank.
National Eagle Scout Association Website - www.nesa.org.